Mixed Feelings: 24th Anniversary of The Americans With Disabilities Act

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Mixed Feelings: 24th Anniversary of The Americans With Disabilities Act Even though I greatly appreciate hearing the good words of President Barack Obama, on this day that we celebrate the 24th anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act, in some ways, his words ring a bit hollow for me. Over the years, this feeling of […]

NYPD Police Brutality Kills An Innocent Staten Island Man

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NYPD Police Brutality Kills An Innocent Staten Island Man   via Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold    In the latest case of police brutality in this country, a 43-year-old asthmatic man died after police officers in New York City put him in a chokehold.  Despite that this poor man […]

The Immigration Crisis: “Between The Haters and the Big-Hearted”

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The Immigration Crisis: “Between The Haters and the Big-Hearted”   For decades, U.S. governments supported unspeakably brutal regimes and poured billions into maintaining them ($5 billion in El Salvador alone). Implacable opposition to communism—often defined as virtually any reformer—gave these regimes a blank check. The result is a legacy of dealing with opponents through extreme […]

Workers with Disabilities Recognized By President Obama

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“If you work full-time, you shouldn’t be living in poverty,” Obama said at the time. “This executive order will cover Americans with disabilities because this principle doesn’t just apply to some of us, it applies to all of us.”   Workers with Disabilities Recognized By President Obama Originally, the executive order by President Obama raising […]

Gov. Jerry Brown: A Video Message from IHSS Workers and Consumers

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This video really puts a human face on both IHSS consumers and providers.  This program was started under the leadership of Gov. Edmund G Brown, Jerry Brown’s father. So, with his current budget proposal, which will cause great damage to this landmark program that provides in-home care to California seniors and disabled, Gov. Jerry Brown […]

Senator Tom Harkin: Still Fighting for The Disabled In the Senate

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Under a 1999 ruling in a case known as Olmstead v. L.C., the U.S. Supreme Court decided that unnecessarily segregating individuals with disabilities in institutions is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Nonetheless, Harkin’s report found that many states are not meeting their obligations to move people out of institutional settings and individuals […]

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